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Interpretive signs to be dedicated Saturday

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[September 16, 2010]  Main Street Lincoln is pleased to announce the culmination of their cell phone interpretive project, which encompasses the installation of the Abraham Lincoln Heritage signs. The signs were made possible by an Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Grant and Main Street Lincoln. A total of 49 interpretive stops are included in the cell phone tour, with 29 sites indicated by Lincoln Heritage signs, significant markers or historic buildings.

On Saturday, the following signs will be dedicated, initiating the cell phone tour of those locations. The public is invited to attend all dedications. The dedication schedule on Saturday is as follows:
  • 10:30 a.m. -- Sangamon Street Banking Center, where stops 28, 29 and 30 will be dedicated.

    • Stop 28 -- Old Depot, sponsored by Stuart and Linda Churchill and Board Enterprises, and Elm Park, sponsored by Jacquelyn Baker, Paul Beaver, Theresa Richert and Wanda Lee Rohlfs.

    • Stop 29 -- Lincoln House, sponsored by General Federation of Woman's Clubs, and Farewell, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lincoln.

    • Stop 30 -- Douglas Day, sponsored by the Lincoln Elks Club, and Farewell Train, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lincoln.

  • 11 a.m. -- Carroll Catholic School, 111 Fourth St.

    • Stop 31 -- Douglas Speech, sponsored by the Lincoln Bar Association.

  • 11:30 a.m. -- Veterans of Foreign Wars, 915 Fifth St.

    • Stops 33 and 34 -- Deskins Well and Deskins Tavern, sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.

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The cell phone tour is complete and each Lincoln Heritage sign will have attached an identifying plate with the cell phone and stop numbers listed. A pamphlet has been produced that will have all sites and stops listed.


Main Street Lincoln
109 S. Kickapoo St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

Wanda Lee Rohlfs, executive director

Phone: 217-732-2929


[Text from file received from Main Street Lincoln]

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